File type:MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3 (audio/mpeg) Track length:01:00 (mm:ss) The Brady Gang, Part 1 10/09/2014 Play Local/Download Mollie Halpern: It’s a historical moment that brings us back 80 years—the end of the manhunt for America’s so-called Public Enemy Number One, John Dillinger. I’m Mollie Halpern of the FBI and this is Gotcha, the Bureau’s closed […]Continue Reading
According to the affidavit supporting the complaint, on February 2, 2015, his wife who works in Senate Chaplin’s Office in the U.S. Capitol Building reported to U.S. Capitol Police that earlier in the day, the employee had received text messages from Bogoslavski stating that he was planning to come to the employee’s work place with guns and shoot the employee and others. While his wife was speaking with the Capitol Police, Bogoslavski called the employee’s cell phone and made additional threats to shoot others, and “to die suicide by cop.”Continue Reading
Disbarred Maryland Attorney Aaron G. Seltzer Pleads Guilty to Scamming Investors and BanksContinue Reading
The next day, ATF agents interviewed Wheeler, who remained in custody at the hospital. Wheeler advised agents that he was injured when he mixed chemicals and they exploded. He also told the agents that he had previously made explosive devices and detonated them in his yard. A search warrant was executed at Wheeler’s residence in Glen Burnie by Anne Arundel County Police. Over the next two days law enforcement recovered, among other things: several improvised explosive devices, as well as the chemicals and explosive materials used to make them; drugs and drug paraphernalia; a Walther pistol, flare gun and signal flare launcher, along with a conversion kit to allow the launcher to shoot 12 gauge shot gun shells; and 12 gauge shot gun shells.Continue Reading
Thirty six SSB members and associates have pleaded guilty to their roles in the conspiracy, including Andre Ricardo Roach, a/k/a “Squeaky,” “Redrum,” and “Rum,” age 35, of Prince George’s County, Maryland, its founder and leader of the gang, which operated from Western Maryland to the lower Eastern Shore. Roach was sentenced to 30 years in prisonContinue Reading
ANNAPOLIS, MD. — What causes a convicted child molester to suddenly step up the advancement of his criminal career by robbing eight banks over the course of a few weeks?
With all the bank robberies in the region, how does the FBI crack a case?
Court documents reveal facts which will likely put one accused Maryland bank robber behind bars for much of his life and answer at least the second question.
Tony Derrell Bunch, 32, who was charged with eight bank robberies in April, had been arrested on three counts of armed robbery in Anne Arundel County on April 10, 2014 prior to being charged in a federal warrant issued by the FBI.Continue Reading
GREENBELT, MD—Gregory King, age 28, of Washington, D.C. pleaded guilty today to traveling across state lines to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a 14 year old female and to using a computer to persuade, induce, entice and coerce the minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct.
The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Stephen E. Vogt of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and Chief Richard McLaughlin of the Laurel Police Department.
According to King’s plea agreement, on October 9, 2013, he initiated a chat with the victim, a 13 year old girl, on a social networking site. The girl advertised her age on her profile page as 13. During October and November 2013, King and the victim exchanged sexually explicit photographs and engaged in sexually explicit conversations. On October 30, 2013, King chatted with the victim about coming to her house in Maryland from Washington, D.C., telling the victim that he would take a bus to her house.Continue Reading
The conspirators typically operated under a particular business name for six to 12 months until the business was either disqualified from the FedBid marketplace or burdened with lawsuits or liens. The conspirators then continued the scheme under a newly-registered business name. The conspirators initially used their true names and addresses to register their businesses, but later attempted to conceal their true identities by using aliases.
From December 2007 to March 2013, Johnson and co-conspirator Larayne Whitehead received at least 144 bank deposits from governmental agencies totaling approximately $2,321,058.95 of which $426,376.99 was reasonably foreseeable to Johnson. The scheme involved between 10 and 50 business victims.
Larayne Whitehead, age 35, also of Clinton, Maryland, previously pleaded guilty to her participation in the conspiracy and has agreed to forfeit $2,393,579 and a car. Whitehead is scheduled to be sentenced on August 18, 2014.Continue Reading
Michael G. Morris, who used the screen name “funshooter2006,” age 50, of Crozet, Virginia was indicted in 2013 and pleaded guilty on April 21, 2014 to two counts of distributing or receiving images of child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography. During the offenses charged, Morris was employed as an associate dean at the University of Virginia’s McIntyre School of Commerce. Morris was sentenced today before U.S. District Judge Norman K. Moon to 106 months in prison followed by 20 years of supervised release.
“Michael Morris was an associate dean at one of our country’s top universities, but instead of inspiring young minds academically, he was sharing and viewing pornographic images of young children,” said Assistant Attorney General Caldwell. “Today’s sentence demonstrates that those who trade and possess child pornography, no matter what positions of authority they may hold, will face the consequences for fueling an industry that causes immense damage to children.”Continue Reading
According to their plea agreements, beginning in 2008, Scott participated in several fraudulent real estate transactions that settled at M&R Title, Inc. located in Alexandria, Virginia, and at Sanford Title Services, located in Columbia, Maryland. The fraudulent transactions at each title company were part of different conspiracies. In both schemes, Scott facilitated deals between her co-conspirators, recruited individuals that could be parties to the real estate transactions, received proceeds of the fraudulent transactions through a shell company designed to hide her receipt of the funds, sent money to co-conspirators and identified mortgage transactions that the co-conspirators could use to enrich themselves.
As part of the M&R Title conspiracy, Scott, Demetrius Peete and others deceived buyers, sellers and lenders to make it appear to sellers that they were selling their property at a low price, and to buyers and lenders that the property was being sold at a higher price. The co-conspirators created paperwork for two different sales of the property at the same time. The first sale was fraudulent because it was backdated, the buyer planned to immediately flip the property in a subsequent sale and the settlement statement listed a fake loan. In the second sale, the sales price was significantly increased and the settlement statement showed a large sum being disbursed to the lender to payoff an existing lien. In fact, those funds were improperly disbursed to the co-conspirators.Continue Reading